gopher ball

noun

Definition of gopher ball 

: a pitched baseball hit for a home run

Examples of gopher ball in a Sentence

a pitcher who has thrown eight gopher balls so far this year

Recent Examples on the Web

On the very next pitch, a 92 mph fastball, Kershaw served up a nearly identical homer to catcher Jeff Mathis, a .215/.277/.323 hitter with two homers in 203 PA; the four gopher balls matched his career high, set on June 19 against the Mets. Jay Jaffe, SI.com, "Dodgers Hang on to Earn Clayton Kershaw First-Ever Home Playoff Win," 7 Oct. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'gopher ball.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of gopher ball

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about gopher ball

Share gopher ball

Statistics for gopher ball

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for gopher ball

The first known use of gopher ball was circa 1949

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for gopher ball

gopher ball

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gopher ball

baseball : a pitch that a batter hits for a home run

More from Merriam-Webster on gopher ball

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with gopher ball

Comments on gopher ball

What made you want to look up gopher ball? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

amusing and light sparring with words

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!